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Belarus: Police arrest anti-government protesters as thousands rally in Minsk02:02

Belarus: Police arrest anti-government protesters as thousands rally in Minsk

Belarus, Minsk
October 18, 2020 at 19:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

Police detained several demonstrators during an anti-government protest held in Minsk on Sunday that rallied thousands.

Protesters were seen marching on the streets, holding white-red-white flags and chanting "Long Live Belarus" and "Strike.”

Dozens of demonstrators were detained.

On Tuesday Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya delivered a 'people's ultimatum' to president Alexander Lukashenko containing three demands: his resignation, cessation of violence, and release of political prisoners. Tikhanovskaya gave Lukashenko 13 days to respond.

On Friday, the Investigative committee of Belarus reported that the opposition leader was placed under an international arrest warrant for attempts to harm the national security of the country.

Belarus has been swept by anti-government protests following the disputed presidential election that saw incumbent President Lukashenko re-elected for a sixth term. Hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets in anti-government protests over the last two months.

Belarus: Police arrest anti-government protesters as thousands rally in Minsk02:02
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Police detained several demonstrators during an anti-government protest held in Minsk on Sunday that rallied thousands.

Protesters were seen marching on the streets, holding white-red-white flags and chanting "Long Live Belarus" and "Strike.”

Dozens of demonstrators were detained.

On Tuesday Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya delivered a 'people's ultimatum' to president Alexander Lukashenko containing three demands: his resignation, cessation of violence, and release of political prisoners. Tikhanovskaya gave Lukashenko 13 days to respond.

On Friday, the Investigative committee of Belarus reported that the opposition leader was placed under an international arrest warrant for attempts to harm the national security of the country.

Belarus has been swept by anti-government protests following the disputed presidential election that saw incumbent President Lukashenko re-elected for a sixth term. Hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets in anti-government protests over the last two months.

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